Alaskan heroes to be honored at Red Cross breakfast
The American Red Cross of Alaska said it will honor individuals for acts of heroism throughout Alaska at the 19th annual Real Heroes Breakfast, presented by ConocoPhillips.
This inspiring event raises critical funds for the Red Cross of Alaska. The event takes place in the Hotel Captain Cook ballroom in Anchorage on Tuesday, April 17. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 7 a.m. A media box will be available.
These everyday heroes are nominated each year by fellow Alaskans for exceptional acts of bravery, quick-thinking, selflessness, and skill. “Every day ordinary people roll up their sleeves and perform extraordinary act of heroism,” said Tanguy Libbrecht, Red Cross of Alaska CEO. “Red Cross’s lifesaving programs and services equip Alaskans with skills and information necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It is an honor to recognize these extraordinary Alaskans for their contributions to our communities.”
The event will be emceed by Red Cross of Alaska Board Chair Josh Howes and board member Dan Newman, along with presenters from 10 corporate partners, who have sponsored the heroes.
Approximately 500 guests are expected to pay tribute to more than 20 heroes in 10 categories who, in the last year faced challenging situations and made the selfless decision to help someone in need, or where a part of a program that has improved the overall safety of our state. The ceremony will spotlight each hero’s story and award them with a Red Cross hero medal.